Why dentist Walter Palmer deserves PR representation

»Posted by on Aug 18 2015

Already dubbed the Killer Driller by tabloids, the news for Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer keeps getting worse. Even as he's photographed for the first time since going into hiding and today's other news that he re-opened his dental office, he has vast image problems. Palmer admits to shooting and killing Cecil the lion. Last week it was reported that he tried to bribe hunting guides several years ago in Northern Wisconsin so they would cover up an illegal bear hunt. There’s a picture of...

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Target Michael Moore: Filmmaker creates PR crisis but denies criticizing ‘American Sniper’

»Posted by on Jan 20 2015

The Clint Eastwood blockbuster 'American Sniper' is breaking box office records and even has some Oscar buzz going for Best Picture. It got six Academy Awards nods in all. Before the movie was released, some Hollywood insiders predicted an Oscar snub because of the subject matter of 'American Sniper'... that it wouldn't appeal to left-leaning Academy voters. Fox News contacted me after the nominations were announced and I said that timing of this movie aligned perfectly with world events t...

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The PR offensive by former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi

»Posted by on Oct 28 2014

It hit Facebook and it spread like wildfire. Not surprising, really. It was a status update from a celebrity opening up about what some might consider his kinky sex life. The confession was from Jian Ghomeshi, the once uber popular CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company) host of "Q." Jian Ghomeshi is adept at asking questions that trigger celebrities to open up. But up until now, he never talked publicly about his private life, particularly his sex life. But Jian Ghomeshi, 47, did just t...

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‘Duck Dynasty’ ratings down: What’s to blame–stiff competition, anti gay statements or botched public relations?

»Posted by on Jan 17 2014

For weeks now, A&E television network executives have wondered about the impact of star Phil Robertson's statements about gays and how the botched response by the network itself would impact 'Duck Dynasty' when the show premiered this month. Would the numbers climb because of the controversy, stay about the same, or take a hit? Well, the season premiere of 'Duck Dynasty' aired Sunday night at 10 p.m. This morning we're learning that those numbers took a HUGE hit. httpv://you...

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PR crisis: Paula Deen feels the heat, but is she cooked?

»Posted by on Jun 24 2013

Paula Deen knows her way around a kitchen and a recipe. With her words, and her response so far, she unexpectedly cooked up a mess for herself. The Food Network dropped her and her four shows. Facebook and Twitter are going nuts with people opining--both for and against Paula Deen. Here's how I see it. Paula Deen's biggest problem in the short term will be with retailers, e-tailers and anyone else who has a business venture with her. Those businesses will feel the pressure on th...

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NBC’s ‘1600 Penn’ further blurs line between news, fiction

»Posted by on Jan 08 2013

So I read with interest how Larry King would guest star on the new, much hyped NBC show "1600 Penn." Larry King, though he interviewed news makers, was not a hard core journalist. He is a talk show host. But Savannah Guthrie of "Today" and NBC's Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd are very real and very working. Both are influential journalists who also have been tapped for guest-starring roles on "1600 Penn." Am I the only one bothered by this... that real journalists cove...

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